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Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure? MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotic...
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab-based research on human cells suggests that o...
CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans, U.S. health officials stressed Monday. Ebola only spreads ...
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy may be, a new study claims. Since nearly four i...
Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk? FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate c...
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study SUNDAY, July 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study. Researchers compared abou...
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who were sexually abused as children may be more likely to develop early signs of heart disease, a new study suggests. "Earl...
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study su...
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says. The researchers e...
Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief?
Could 'Phone Care' Ring in New Approach to Pain Relief? TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Relief for chronic pain may be just a phone call away, according to a new study. Pain is a major health problem in the United States and costs the count...